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Old 03-13-2013, 07:50 PM
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Default When did you know you were hooked?

The night I knew I was hooked, I was in my bicycle shop. I had closed my shop at 6pm but here it was 10pm. All the lights were off except the one over the front counter, with the front door locked. There were four of us standing at the counter, all with side arms. (it's Arizona) On the counter sat a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and $20,000 in cash. All I kept thinking was that if any police officer friend drove by, this could only be a drug deal. Who in their right mind would pay $20,000 for a piece of cardboard? The end result was I sold my card and everyone went home happy.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:27 PM
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I knew I was hooked the day I took ouy a 401K loan to pay for this card:




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A scrap Eddie Plank and a Brown Lenox!
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A scrap Eddie Plank and a Brown Lenox!
Gorgeous card Sean.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Chris and Jake, but it's only a Merkle. There is a Cobb bat-off (my favorite T206) with a Brown Lenox back in the Goodwin Auction. Now THAT is a great card.
And I will never own it.
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But Sean, how many people own a t206 Plank like you?

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in '83 when a friend gave me several T206s, T205s, T210s, T203s.
A Matty T205 was in the mix.
What a great hobby.
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Gorgeous card Sean.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:14 AM
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Well, for me, I was hooked the first time I saw a pre-war card on ebay. I was wanting to collect something, and I used to drive a bus route that went right past a sports card store. It reminded me of when I collected Topps as a kid in the late 70's, so I figured one day I'd go in there and start collecting baseball cards again.

I went in there one day and the guy had everything packed up in boxes and said he was closing down. He sold me two boxes full of modern cards (mostly '98-2004?), I think around 6 or 7 thousand mix matched cards for around $80.00. I bought binders & page sheets and in no particular order I just filled the slots.There were so many different kinds it became mind boggling . After I was done doing that, I started going on ebay and buying mix matched "lots" of modern stuff........until one day I found these "pre-war" cards. It was love at first sight. I was stung

I bought a T206 Hallman SGC 50 first, and bought other types after that- but although the other cards were nice, I was mostly attracted to the T206's. I began to try to learn about the set, and found Trae's site T206.org. He suggested I check out Net54 and said there's the best group of hobby guys on Net54,,,,,and he was right

I've learned so much here, and made some great friends- and still love T206's

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My first National in maybe 1976 or 77. I had one T205 and one T206 at the time and suddenly there were tables full of them. And I NEEDED them ALL!!
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